Stop the Marriage of Bills S. 1111 and H.R. 6544: Say No to Global Nuclear Expansion!

Nuclear Information and Resource Service

Dear Eric, 

Today we are reaching out to you with urgent news about the dangerous marriage of bills S. 1111 and H.R. 6544 and its potential impact on global nuclear expansion.

As you may know, these bills, if passed, would have devastating consequences for nuclear safety regulations, environmental protection, and global efforts to combat climate change. But perhaps most alarmingly, the union of these bills would pave the way for a significant expansion of nuclear power, worldwide.

We are urging you to take action today. Contact your representatives in Congress and urge them to oppose the union of bills S. 1111 and H.R. 6544.

Here's why:

Weakening Nuclear Safety Regulations: By promoting nuclear energy and reducing regulatory oversight, these bills would encourage the proliferation of nuclear power plants worldwide. This poses a grave risk to public safety and environmental health, as poorly regulated nuclear facilities are prone to accidents and radioactive contamination.

Encouraging Nuclear Energy Investments: The passage of these bills would mislead other countries by making it appear that nuclear energy is a viable and affordable option. This would incentivize countries worldwide to make bad investments in nuclear infrastructure, blocking renewable energy and leading to a proliferation of nuclear reactors, radioactive waste, and associated risks.

Ignoring the Lessons of History: We've seen the catastrophic consequences of nuclear accidents like Chornobyl and Fukushima. Yet, instead of learning from these disasters and transitioning to safer, renewable energy alternatives, these bills double down on nuclear power, putting communities worldwide at risk of similar tragedies.

The Reality Hasn’t Changed: nuclear power is too dirty, too dangerous, too expensive, and too slow. It won’t help us preserve a livable climate, and it won’t help other countries meet their energy needs. 

It's clear that the marriage of bills S. 1111 and H.R. 6544 is a dangerous proposition that threatens the safety and well-being of people and the planet. We cannot afford to stand idly by while the nuclear industry expands its reach and perpetuates its legacy of environmental destruction and human suffering.

Together, we can protect our communities from the dangers of nuclear energy and pave the way for a safer, cleaner, and more sustainable future.

Thank you for your continued support and advocacy.

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Onward with action, 

The NIRS Team 

Diane D’Arrigo 

Denise Jakobsberg 

Tim Judson 

Ann McCann